Gerald A. Walkup

  • Born: June 12, 1924
  • Died: December 29, 2015
  • Location: Coralville, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gerald A. Walkup, 91 of Coralville, died Tuesday, December 29, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Monday, January 4, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Monday. Burial with military honors will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the funeral home website @

Gerald was born June 12, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Perry and Alcie (Baker) Walkup. Being raised in Marion, he attended and graduated from school there. During WWII, he served his country in the United States Navy. On March 27, 1954, he was united in marriage to Donna Moss. The couple made their home in Iowa City at this time where they have lived in the area since. For nearly 30 years Gerald worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, retiring in 1991. Gerald was a member of the DAV and VFW for Veterans, and also a member of both the state and national groups of the Trappers Association. He enjoyed many things in life, the outdoors, hunting, fishing and trapping; anything to do with Native American History, and most of all, his family, he loved them dearly!

His family includes his wife, Donna; their three children, Constance Walkup, Robert Walkup, and Dennis Walkup.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sorry to hear about the passing of cousin Gerald. I have fond memories of first meeting him back in the mid-1990's while doing Walkup research in West Virginia along with my dad Ralph.

Posted by Bruce Walkup - Maumelle, AR - distant cousin   January 20, 2016

Dear Donna, Connie, Robert and Dennis,
I was saddened to learn that Jerry is gone.
Please know that I am thinking of you all and
wish you well as you adjust to a new normal.
Your friend from Veterinary Associates,
Janet Wilson

Posted by Janet Wilson - Iowa City, IA - Friend   January 11, 2016

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss! You all have my deepest heartfelt sympathy at this time of your loss. William Sedlacek & Family

Posted by William Sedlacek - Iowa City, IA - Friend of the family   January 05, 2016

Comfort hugs to you and your family Dennis.

Posted by Jackie Heinle (Fjelstad)    January 04, 2016

Dennis and family,

We are sad to hear of your Dad passing away. I hope you are able to enjoy good memories of him.

Chuck, Lori, Joe, and John Peters

Posted by Lori Weldon Peters - Solon, IA - Friend   January 04, 2016


Sorry for your loss Gerald is a grate man. Once in your hart and he is there forever! I will forever be grateful to have known such a man!!

Kelly and family

Posted by kelly - pleasent hill, IA - friend   January 04, 2016

Dennis and family,

We are so sorry for your loss! Know that we are thinking of you.

Van and Karla

Posted by Van and Karla - IA - Friends   January 01, 2016

Dennis - We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Prayers and peace to you family at this time.

Posted by Mike and Debbie Gilson - Cedar Rapids, IA - friend   December 31, 2015

Walkup you are all in our prayers. We are sorry for your loss. Keep all the good memories in your hearts forever. God Bless

Posted by Daniel and Donna hayslett - Iowa City, IA - friend   December 30, 2015

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